» 07/11/2012, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen and Hong Kong Catholics protest China's violations of religious freedom
The protest was held outside the office of the central government in Hong Kong, for the release of Msgr. Ma Daqin, auxiliary bishop of Shanghai and all Chinese Catholics. Ordained on 7 July, the prelate has been confined to the seminary of Sheshan for days for his resignation from the Patriotic Association. Beijing censors Church websites with information concerning the ordination of Msgr. Ma
30/03/2017 13:29:00 HONG KONG – CHINA
Card Tong tells Carrie Lam that the Church stands for full democracy and religious freedom in Hong Kong
In a letter to Beijing’s candidate, the bishop of Hong Kong promises a frank and honest relationship with the new government from "a friend who will give forthright admonition" to people in power.
22/10/2011 HONG KONG
Card. Zen ends hunger strike for freedom of Hong Kong Catholic schools
During his three-day fast, hundreds of Church school students, teachers, principals, faithful, local people and politicians visited him and expressed support and concern. The prelate stresses Catholic education values in schools: life education, love, sanctity of marriage, respect for human dignity and morality. Card. Zen rejected again any charge over donation from tycoon Jimmy Lai.
31/07/2006 HONG KONG CHINA ASIAN YOUTH DAY
Card.Zen: "Beijing banned Catholic youth from joining us"
The cardinal yesterday accused four Chinese provinces of not giving Catholic youth permission attend Asian Youth Day, considered by Beijing to be "an anti-China event".
04/03/2017 12:19:00 HONG KONG - CHINA
A Religious Affairs Unit for Hong Kong? The diocese protests, and candidate Carrie Lam withdraws suggestion
The proposal was contained in the electoral program of Catholic candidate for Chief Executive, Carrie Lam. Fears of Catholics and Protestants for a possible control over religions. Card. Tong’s message for Carrie Lam. The diocese: China government is atheistic; in Hong Kong there are free channels of communication between religion and government. John Tsang, a Catholic, also a candidate for chief executive: does not support such an office.
25/04/2016 09:19:00 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Christians protest against demolition of crosses
Led by Card. Joseph Zen, dozens of Christians of all denominations protested to ask Beijing to stop the destruction of Christian religious symbols. The retired bishop of the territory: "We have less freedom here too, it is our moral duty to denounce this". Xi Jinping meets religions: "You have to obey the Party, and Communist officials must be atheists and Marxist to defend ourselves against overseas infiltration ".
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